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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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Spring Planting: Seven Things To Do Now
Spring Planting: Seven Things To Do Now

Get a head start with spring planting of annual flowers, vegetables and herbs: Plan spring flower, vegetable and herb plantings in well-drained, reasonably fertile, uncompacted soil. Purchase seeds. Start seeds indoors of vegetables and herbs with slow germination and/or long seedling periods such as parsley and tomatoes. Monitor new seedlings. Irrigate new garden beds, wait […]

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Lemon Trees: 7 Common Problems
Lemon Trees: 7 Common Problems

Gardeners with lemon trees in their yards are often faced with the question: what is wrong with my lemon tree? Here are causes and cures for seven of the most common problems with lemon trees in the home garden. Overwatering: Citrus may become stressed and more susceptible to pests and diseases as a result of […]

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Limes: Are They Ripe When Green?
Limes: Are They Ripe When Green?

Are limes ripe when green? When yellow? The answer is: it depends. Start by being familiar with your particular microclimate and the variety of your lime tree. Knowing exactly when to harvest limes at peak ripeness can be a bit of an art. Here are our pointers. Harvest carefully to avoid damage. If possible, avoid […]

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Growing Kumquats in Containers: It's Easy if You Follow a Few simple Steps
Growing Kumquats in Containers: It's Easy if You Follow a Few simple Steps

Growing kumquats in containers is relatively easy. With an especially compact shape and smaller size, kumquat trees make ideal container plants. GardenZeus recommends Nagami, or the Nippon orangequat hybrid as the best kumquat varieties for containers. Kumquats in containers are susceptible to the same palate of pests and diseases as are kumquats planted in the […]

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Rose Pruning: Recommendations for Tools and Protective Clothing
Rose Pruning: Recommendations for Tools and Protective Clothing

GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Annual rose pruning, and even monthly deadheading and clean up, can be a big job. And while careful rose pruning is important in maximizing the growth and bloom of your roses, pruning needs to be done carefully, both with respect to your plants and […]

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